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What Happened To SpinLaunch & The Orbital Accelerator?

This video is from TheSpaceBucket. Almost one year ago was the last time we got a big update from SpinLaunch on their unique launch prototype. Specifically, on September 27th, 2022, SpinLaunch completed its 10th suborbital test flight using its suborbital accelerator. This test was considered a success by the company and was quite a big […]

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Science Space

How Do We Measure the Ages of Stars? With Astrophysicist Ruth Angus

American Museum of Natural History explains how old is a star? Astrophysicist and Museum Curator Ruth Angus guides you through the innovative methods used to estimate the ages of stars. Discover how rotation rates, sunspots, and brightness measurements help scientists piece together the cosmic puzzle of our universe.

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Space

The US Army’s Plan to Conquer the Moon

“Project Horizon” was the US Army’s secret attempt in the 1960s to come up with a viable plan for long-term American colonization of the Moon. But with the Soviet Union already ahead in the space race, the hundreds of pages of classified reports also had to consider what would happen if a lunar base was […]

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Maker Space

Can You Get Satellite Data With An Umbrella?

This video is from saveitforparts. .Here it is, the challenge nobody asked for! Can I get L-band satellite data using an umbrella covered in foil tape? It turns out, yes I can! I was able to download images and weather data from GOES-East, NOAA satellites, and Russian METEOR satellites. I also got a little bit […]

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Interesting Space

The Expanse: The Martian Congressional Republic

If you have listened to Data Driven long enough, you know that Andy and I area fans of the Expanse series (both the books and the TV show). This video from Illumination Archive covers in this record is the Martian Congressional Republic, one of the two superpowers vying for control of the Sol system in […]

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Science Solar Space

NASA Just Made a Solid State Battery – Gamechanger?

This video is from Two Bit da Vinci. Batteries are one of the hottest areas of research and development around the world. It’s critical fo everything from grid storage, home backup, electric vehicles, and even short haul flight. But as the popularity of all these fields increase, certain questions are raised. The holy grail is […]

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Maker Space

How to Use a RTL SDR Dongle to receive pictures from the ISS! | Software Defined Radio

This video is from Ham Radio DX. Did you know the International Space Station (ISS) periodically sends SSTV (slow scan television) images over the air? You can decode them too using an RTL SDR software defined radio dongle which is around $30-$50. A simple antenna is all that is needed.

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Interesting Science Space

How GPS Works, And How It Got Better Than The Designers Ever Imagined

Scott Manley explains how Civilian GPS was originally supposed to have a precision of 100 meters, but now has reached 1 meter accuracy.

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